Addressing Pediatric Drug and Supply Shortages

Addressing Pediatric Drug and Supply Shortages

Children’s hospitals depend on a reliable and safe drug and supply chain to provide life-saving treatments to their pediatric patients.

Children’s hospitals have long faced shortages of critical drugs that their vulnerable patients rely on for treatment and recovery. Market and economic conditions create significant challenges in pediatric health care as drugs intended for children are unique.

We support efforts to strengthen and stabilize the nation’s supply chain to forestall shortages and ensure that our nation’s most vulnerable patients have access to safe and effective health care. It is crucial that solutions to address drug shortages place a strong emphasis on research, development, procurement strategy, and guidance that can ensure timely access to sufficient pediatric-appropriate equipment, medications, and supplies.


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